Forensic Weather Consultants Affidavit Referenced in Motion for Summary Judgement Decision Dismissing CasePosted: Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at 10:28 am - Find out more...

Author: Forensic Weather Consultants

This month's (January 2021) issue of Claims and Litigation Management Alliance magazine contains an article that was written by Howard Altschule of Forensic Weather Consultant and Staff Counsel Jennifer Brooks from GuideOne Insurance.  The article discusses Slip and Fall on Snow/Ice claims and details the importance of having reliable weather data, occasional errors and misconceptions in the NOAA weather records, and how retaining a Forensic...

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"Plaintiff also raised factual issues in her opposing papers concerning the climatological data, submitting the affidavit of a meteorologist (Howard Altschule), who opines that counsel for the defendant relied upon records from Farmingdale, nine miles from the accident site, and not from Centerport, which is located only 2 miles from the accident site."  "This raises a factual issue of the existence of an icy condition...

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Bronx Supreme Court recently granted a Motion for Summary Judgement dismissing a premises liability claim stemming from a slip and fall on "black ice."  The decision by the court referenced the work done by Meteorologists Howard Altschule, Dillon Turner, and John Lombardo.  CEO Howard Altschule stated "The goal at Forensic Weather Consultants is to provide the most accurate and reliable meteorological analyses, Rule 26 expert...

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The court also credits the Defendants' expert in meteorology, Howard Altschule, who testified that a photo depicting the area shortly after Mr. Duffy's fall showed ice on the walkway (Plaintiff's exhibit 5).  In viewing the phot of the area, Dr. Altschule testified, "it looks like everything is covered with ice to me" and "it looks like a very icy area everywhere". Supreme Court Decision Granting a...

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In March 2020, Forensic Weather Consultants published an article in CLAIMS Magazine discussing the importance of using reliable weather experts, technology, and weather data to resolve insurance claims and lawsuits.  In this article, we discuss recurring issues with engineers doing their own weather research, errors in the raw NOAA data that meteorologists can catch, and frequent problems encountered with some automated hail vendor products. Read the...

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Here, in support of their motion, defendants submit the sworn affidavit of Howard Altschule, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist, who relies upon official weather records and climatological data in support of his opinion that the snow and ice on the ground on the date of the accident were the result of a winter storm, consisting of snow and freezing rain, that fell from approximately 2:00 A.M....

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The Government offers the forensic weather report of certified consulting meteorologist Howard Altschule to show there was a storm in progress at the time of Plaintiff’s fall.  (“Altschule Report”) and (“Altschule Affidavit”). The Altschule Report reveals that approximately twenty inches of snow fell in the Tillson area on February 13 and 14, 2014, resulting in twenty-six inches of snow on the ground on the morning...

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